Costa Blanca News – Coronavirus

Is there racism in the wine sector?

In the wake of recent tragic events in the USA I think that perhaps many of us have been reviewing our attitudes to racial...

La Niña de Cuenca

It’s possible that you didn’t hear my recent Wine Show on Valley FM (you can catch it here https://soundcloud.com/user-789233062/valley-vibes-6-june-1200-1300) where I tasted and talked...

Shout out for local producers

I’ve recently been tweeting and posting (as well as a Cork Talk a couple of weeks ago) about how it would be good if...

The British sweet tooth

A couple of interactions I’ve enjoyed over the last few weeks have been, firstly a Facebook comment about a certain wine – The Guvnor...

Supporting the little guys

When watching sports (remember that?!), but supporting no particular team/competitor, many of us root for the underdog. The player/team with the lesser reputation, the...

Mencía & DO Bierzo

A marriage made in heaven A more eloquent wine writer than myself may be able to put it into words, but me, well, I can’t...

In praise of Spanish supermarket wines

Bet you didn’t see that coming! Neither did I! If you look back at my articles (you can see many archived here www.colinharknessonwine.com click Articles,...

In the rolling hills of DO Navarra

I recently received a selection of four most enjoyable wines from DO Navarra, by a rather circuitous route! My great Welsh pal, Geraint (not colloquially...

Bodegas in Alicante

Seems to me that Bodegas Bocopa has been around forever! It’s one of those constants on which we can rely - there’s always a...

Bodegas Pagos de Araiz – DO Navarra

Part of the Masaveu Bodegas Group, Bodegas Pagos de Araiz somehow popped into my e-mail in-tray recently. Intrigued by the wines they were promoting,...

DO Montilla-Moriles

For some odd reason I cannot trace the article I wrote, having visited Bodegas Pérez Barquero, DO Montilla-Moriles, Andalucía. I’d like to put a...

On being a wine judge (part 2)

Good Heavens – how nice to be appreciated! Since Part One of ‘On Being a Wine Judge’ I’ve received a good number of comments...

Maison Ventenac

Well, after 23 years writing mostly about Spanish wine, I have to admit that it was a total, though most welcome surprise to be...

On being a wine judge

Regretfully, I’ve just tendered my resignation from the Spanish Wine Judging Panel of the International Wine & Spirits Competition, the IWSC, held annually, now...

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Benidorm locks-up again

To avoid residents from other regions breaking the lockdown and trying to reach holiday apartments in Benidorm this May 1 holiday weekend, local authorities...

Deep snow in Alicante province

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Brexit passport rule changes

BRITISH people travelling within the European Union should be aware passport validity rules will change after December 31 because of Brexit. During the current transition...